You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

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We’ve all heard the saying “you are what you eat” before. There’s a lot of truth to this statement. In general, healthy eating habits lead to a healthy body and unhealthy eating habits lead to an unhealthy body. Did you know the same is true for your mind though? Your mind becomes what you feed it.

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Who Really Loses?

Rock'm Sock'm Politics

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I read an article today talking about the recent debate going on in Washington about the extension of the “Bush Tax Cuts”. Some are saying that Obama has sided with the GOP in regards to extending all of the tax cuts instead of just the tax cuts for those making under $250,000 per year.

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It’s A Beautiful Day

It's going to be a beautiful day

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I’ve been reading See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar. It’s an awesome motivational book and I highly recommend it. He’s an excellent story teller and uses it to help drive home the lessons. I’ll definitely be reading this book again. There’s far too much information to absorb in a single reading.

One of the tips that he recommends and the one I’m latching on to and implementing in my life is to prepare yourself to have a good day. It’s about creating a positive mental attitude to start your day and make sure you get out of the “right side of the bed”. Here is a quote from the book.

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Outlive Your Life

Outlive Your Life by Max LucadoMax Lucado does an excellent job of conveying the simple truths of the Gospel in his latest book Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A Difference. The author uses very simple and plain language to give us the why and how of getting back to the original message of Christianity. He uses a very conversational style that is a pleasure to read. He fills it with many personal examples from his and others’ lives as well. ┬áThis book is a call to action that every Christian needs to read and implement in their lives.

While reading the book, I was reminded of another book I recently read and reviewed The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns. Mr. Stearns book is a little more missional minded but does contain much of the same call to action as Max Lucado’s. I greatly enjoyed reading both of these books and am very thankful to BookSneeze.com for providing me with complementary copies to review. It has definitely given me a new perspective on my faith and challenged me to live out my faith in a way that will make a difference in the lives of others that will ultimately outlive my life.

Change the World

The Boy Who Changed the WorldThe Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews is a colorful children’s book that talks about the impact even a small action can have on the world. The book is adapted from Andrews’ inspirational book The Butterfly Effect in order to bring it down to a child’s level of understanding. It is graphically and colorfully illustrated by Philip Hurst.

In order to illustrate his point the author tells the story of the development of a hybrid corn seed that has saved the lives of billions from starvation. He traces the events that led up to the development backward through time to the small act of a simple farmer who rescued a small boy from the hands of outlaws and brought him into his own family.

This story does a good job of showing how everything we do can have an impact. Every child needs to learn the lesson that they don’t have to be a president, or CEO, or Military Hero to change to world. They just need to be themselves and do what they can for others.

This book was provided at no charge for review via Book Sneeze